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Camp and Outdoors

You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.

Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.

    

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Within the heart of every Girl Scout is the desire to discover and explore her world. At Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Outdoor Adventures challenge girls to become future leaders that are adaptable and experienced who explore the great outdoors and beyond.

Outdoor Series:
Backcountry Camps Ignite your inner wild by taking a step into the backcountry with only what you have on your back. Maybe you’ll see a bear, a shooting star, or a 50 foot waterfall. Whitewater raft, rock climb, and experience the outdoors like you never have before at this one of a kind summer camp.
Explore Texas Texas has so much to offer in terms of beauty and nature exploration with it’s five ecosystems. Let’s go explore the mountains in west Texas, the beach, the plains, and even the forests! For shorter trips, the Explore Texas series allows girls to see new parts of the great state they call home.

Parents, enjoy your extra free time!  Girl Scouts is known for developing courage, confidence, and character in girls and to better serve our girls we provide all of the trained and qualified volunteers on our treks. These independent experiences allow girls to try new things, meet new people, and have a valuable leadership experience. Parents are allowed to go on treks as volunteers but are not allowed to attend with their child.  Please email outdoors@gsctx.org if you have any questions about the volunteers leading each trek.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES PROGRESSION PATCH

Want to embrace the outdoors with your troop but not sure where to start? The Outdoor Progression Patch will walk you through the steps to leading your troop to outdoor success. Join the single match club, learn survival skills, go from “glamper” to backpacker; seven levels will keep you and your troop busy learning and becoming Masters of the Outdoors.

HIGH ADVENTURE TEAM

High Adventure Team (HAT) is a troop within a Service Unit that serves girls that joined Girl Scouts to get outside. Want to join a HAT troop? Look below for a list of outdoor focused troops to find one near you!  Want to start your own HAT troop? Email outdoors@gsctx.org for more information.

Are you a leader of an outdoor focused interest group? Fill out this form to get your name on the list. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

Current Active HAT Troops
Name Contact information Location Accepting new members
Midtown Adrenaline Junkies Steph Driggers
(512) 914-9280
steph.driggers@gmail.com
Midtown Service Unit, North Central Austin Yes
Lost Pines HAT – Troop 1100 Alicia Gust
(512) 632-6473
aliciagust@sbcglobal.net
Lost Pines Service Unit, Bastrop County Yes
Central Bell Service Unit HAT Diana Wilbert
(254) 541-1755
Gijanemp@aol.com
Central Bell Service Unit, Temple and Belton Area Yes
Troop 1067 Karen Miller
(512) 454-1687
bumpercropper@hotmail.com
Midtown Service Unit, North Central Austin Yes
Troop 1510 Juliee Beyt
outdoors@gsctx.org
Midtown Service Unit, North Central Austin No
InTents Elizabeth Poprik
(979) 690-3942
epoprik@gmail.com
Bryan/College Station Yes
 

Gear Rental

Gear is available for rent at the Kodosky Service Center. Check out a backpack, camp stoves, archery equipment, and more!

DISCOVER YOUR OUTDOOR PASSIONS

Girl Scouts Outdoor Adventures works hard to bring opportunities to girls all over the Council with one of a kind programs specifically for Scouts. Check out the following for a few programs offered year round. There are many other programs not listed here that you can find on the GSCTX Events Calendar to register for through Ebiz.

Name Level Description
Backcountry Camp: Colorado CSA Get lost in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, whitewater raft the Poudre, and enjoy taking a stroll through the mountain town of Estes Park. You might even see a bear!
Adopt a Creek- St Edwards Park All Ages Help keep Zilker Cabin in the Family. Come out and help clean up the creek and learn a little bit about the St. Edwards Aquifer.
Sasquatch Dash Adventure Race JCSA Race against your fellow Scout sisters for the Golden Sasquatch! Complete various outdoor challenges including orienteering, first aid, knots, etc.
Mountain Biking CSA Hit the trails on a mountain bike provided by the Austin Ridge Riders. Learn biking basics and maintenance, and gain real experience whirring through the trees at various parks around the Hill Country.
Cast Iron Cook-off CSA Your troop has been known to cook a mean cobbler in a dutch oven and you’ve found yourself cooking for your service unit campouts. Come show off your mad skills at the Cook Off and show other scouts how it’s done! Area specific competitions will appoint the first place winner to represent them in the Council Wide Cast Iron Cook Off Competition.